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5e Magic Item Patterns for Alternate Crafting: The Strange and ...

As it turns out, I was a liar last week when I said I would finish the A’s this week. Not because I just didn’t finish the A’s, either. Instead, I realize legendary, game-altering, strange items are still waiting for ...
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5e Magic Item Patterns for Alternate Crafting: Part Two

I don’t know if you know this, but there are a lot of magic items in D&D 5e. We’re talking into the hundreds. I was thinking I’d knock out a couple a week, but I obviously underestimated the amount of ...
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5e Magic Item Patterns for Alternate Crafting: Part One

Three patterns for magic items from the D&D 5e SRD for characters interested in crafting. These can be used with the level-less crafting system presented here, or general use.
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The Bones of Kovach – Alternate Crafting for 5e

An alternative non-character level based crafting system for D&D 5e, as well as a look at crafting in the world of the Far Realm and the Zodiac.
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Event-Theming and Moral Messaging

The last time I wrote about wrestling and tabletop games was back in April. With Summerslam 2018 just over a week away, it’s time for another. There have been a good pay-per-view, two middling ones, a bad one, and a ...
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Hackers, Ultra-Truth, and Tool Checks

A look at the classic film Hackers, why it's much better than you think, and how it's depiction of hacking can provide an ultra-truth for 5e tools checks.
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Scholastic Exploration and National Treasure

Happy 4th of July! Today, let's talk about how stealing the constitution is a great model scholastic exploration in tabletop games!
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Seven Magical Ranged Weapons That Aren’t Bows

If you are like me, you love ranged weapons - but are tired of bows. If so, check out these seven magical ranged weapons for D&D 5e that aren't bows.
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Misread Magic #2 – Arcane Gait, Bear, and Feather Flail

The second entry in Misread Magic terribly misreads arcane gate, fear, and feather fall. What sorts of things happen when you do so? Magic, that's what.
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Relationship Maps and Social Progress

In the comments of this excellent article by Blake Ryan, I speak a little bit about some of the session zero stuff I use in the online game I run. As it turns out, the reason I haven’t yet written ...